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Lyr/Tune Req: Forever Flies the Red White and Blue

In Mudcat MIDIs:
Columbia, Gem of the Ocean


Chitown23 29 May 99 - 07:01 PM
Banjer 29 May 99 - 07:16 PM
Banjer 29 May 99 - 10:08 PM
Banjer 29 May 99 - 10:11 PM
Joe Offer 29 May 99 - 10:18 PM
Banjer 29 May 99 - 10:34 PM
Joe Offer 29 May 99 - 10:39 PM
Joe Offer 29 May 99 - 11:02 PM
Joe Offer 29 May 99 - 11:27 PM
Joe Offer 30 May 99 - 03:00 AM
chitown23 30 May 99 - 08:20 PM
chitown23 31 May 99 - 07:20 PM
Joe Offer 31 May 99 - 08:38 PM
chitown23 31 May 99 - 10:53 PM
chitown 23 01 Jun 99 - 09:28 AM
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Subject: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: Chitown23
Date: 29 May 99 - 07:01 PM

This is a World War 2 era song. I am looking for the lyrics and music


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: Banjer
Date: 29 May 99 - 07:16 PM

Sounds like Elton Britt's "There's A Star Spangled Banner Flying Somewhere". I haven't checked the DT yet.


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: Banjer
Date: 29 May 99 - 10:08 PM

Perhaps this is what you are looking for. It is from 1942 and will have all the information on the authors as well. Incidently I found this through a search engine known as Dog Pile and it lead me to the OLGA, On Line Guitar Archives and these particular lyrics were submitted by our own Joe Offer!
Go Here

for those that prefer to access by typing in use this.

http://www.groovin.org/Olga/cowpie/b/britt_elton/star_spangled_banner_waving.lyr


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: Banjer
Date: 29 May 99 - 10:11 PM

Yeah I know I got so excited that my cut and paste worked that I forgot the (shift comma /A shift period) doohikie. Please don't send me back to remedial HTML class, I'll be good, I promise!


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 May 99 - 10:18 PM

Well, durn, Banjer, I'm glad you posted the link and all, but I don't think that's the the song. I can hear the song in my head, but it's not coming to me. If I recall, that's the last line of the song, and there are two notes on "red." I wonder if Chitown can come back and give us some more. I'm thinking maybe the song is "It's a Grand Old Flag."
-Joe Offer, off searching-


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: Banjer
Date: 29 May 99 - 10:34 PM

This also is probably not what we're looking for but it is worth seeing on this Memorial Day celebration:Click here
Don't have any idea if it was ever set to music or not, but intend to share it with folks at tommorrows ceremonies.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG (George M. Cohan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 May 99 - 10:39 PM

Well, darn. It's not this one, either.

YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG
George M. Cohan, 1906

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 May 99 - 11:02 PM

OK, this is really bugging me! I can hear the tune, but I can't name the song. Can ANYBODY help find this song???
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLUMBIA, THE GEM OF THE OCEAN
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 May 99 - 11:27 PM

Not this one, either, but I think it's the one I had in my head.
-Joe Offer-

COLUMBIA, THE GEM OF THE OCEAN
words: D.T. Shaw
tune: Thomas a Becket
Believed to have been written in 1843.


O Columbia, the gem of the ocean,
The home of the brave and the free,
The shrine of each patriot's devotion,
A world offers homage to thee.

Thy mandates make heroes assemble
When Liberty's form stands in view;
Thy banners make tyranny tremble
|: When borne by the red, white and blue, :|
When borne by the red, white and blue,
Thy banners make tyranny tremble
When borne by the red, white and blue.

When war winged its wide desolation
And threatened the land to deform,
The ark then of freedom's foundation,
Columbia, rode safe thro' the storm:

With the garlands of vict'ry around her,
When so proudly she bore her brave crew,
With her flag proudly floating before her,
|: The boast of the red, white and blue, :|
The boast of the red, white and blue,
With her flag proudly floating before her,
The boast of the red, white and blue.

The star-spangled banner bring hither,
O'er Columbia's true sons let it wave;
May the wreaths they have won never wither,
Nor its stars cease to shine on the brace:

May the service, united, ne'er sever,
But hold to their colors so true;
The army and navy forever,
|: Three cheers for the red, white and blue, :|
Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
The army and navy forever.
Three cheers for the red, white and blue.

Note: Saint Thomas a Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, died in 1170. Not the same guy.
JRO


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Subject: Tune Add: COLUMBIA, THE GEM OF THE OCEAN
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 May 99 - 03:00 AM

MIDI file: COLUMB~1.MID

Timebase: 192

Name: COLUMBIA, THE GEM OF THE OCEAN
Text: By D.T. Shaw and Thomas a Becket
Copyright: 1843
Key: A
TimeSig: 2/2 24 8
Start
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ABC format:

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M:2/2
Q:1/4=120
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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: chitown23
Date: 30 May 99 - 08:20 PM

None of these appear to be what we're looking for. I'm trying to obtain the name of the writer and will post it when I get it. Thanks for your efforts so far.


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: chitown23
Date: 31 May 99 - 07:20 PM

I've learned that the writer of the song's music and lyrics was James Tortorello of the 203rd Combat Engineers (Normandy, the Bulge, et al). The song was published in 1942 and I've obtained lyrics; still need music...? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 May 99 - 08:38 PM

Hi, Chitown - a number of us spent quite a bit of time to find the song for you, but didn't have any luck. How 'bout sharing the lyrics with us? If we have more than just a title, we might be able to come up with a tune. Thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: chitown23
Date: 31 May 99 - 10:53 PM

Joe; My son has the lyrics and I've asked him to e-mail them. Soonas he does, I'll post them. Thanks again.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOREVER FLIES THE RED,WHITE AND BLUE
From: chitown 23
Date: 01 Jun 99 - 09:28 AM

Here are the lyrics. I'm trying to locate the music for his son.


FOREVER FLIES THE RED,WHITE AND BLUE

In the year seventeen seventy six
America was in an awful mix
As every Patriot heard the call
They answered, one and all.
Chorus
I hear my Country calling me
To fight for sake of liberty
To raise a nation', Great and True
To raise the Red, White and Blue.

In the year eighteen sixty one
America did call on everyone
As the Americans heard the call
They answered, one and all.
Chorus
I hear my Country calling me
To defend the land of Liberty
To defend a nation, Great and True
To defend the Red,, White and Blue

On the year nineteen seventeen
America war-clouds again were seen
As the Yankees heard the call
They answered, one and all.
Chorus
I hear my country calling me
To fight for sake of Humanity
To defend a nation, Great and True
Defend forever, the Red, White and Blue

In the year nineteen forty one
A great wrong, America was done
As the Americans march away
On their lips you'll hear them say
Chorus
I hear my Country calling me
To defend the land of Democracy
To defend a nation, Great and True
Forever flies the Red, White and Blue

Copyrighted June 16, 1942 No. 299589
by James Tortorello, Bronx, NY
Line Breaks
added. Thanks, Chitown.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Forever Flies The Red, White And Blue
From: GUEST,Iowa
Date: 14 May 09 - 07:16 PM

Hear it http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/columbiagem.htm


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